A Place to Live
Overwhelmed by the rent and property prices elsewhere? Houses are certainly cheaper in Kerry than they are in the major urban areas—the average house in Kerry is often less than half the price of the equivalent in Dublin! You will also get more than twice the value for the average rental property in Kerry, compared to its counterpart in the capital. Find accommodation in Kerry by searching online or visiting a letting or estate agent. Searching online means you can weigh up your options before you move.

Finding a House in Kerry
There are many options when it comes to the kind of accommodation you can rent or buy, such as houses, apartments, or house shares. You can find rentals by searching online, or through visiting a letting agent. One of the most popular websites is daft.ie, rent.ie and vrbo.com which allow you to search by area and list all the  different types of accommodation available in the county Searching online means you can weigh up your options before you move.  Letting agents can also help you find the perfect home, and may also provide administrative, management and other services for the property, but there will be an added fee. In Kerry, there are many letting agents such as Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean, DNG Ted Healy, Ger Carmody Auctioneers & Valuers and much more. 

Things to note when Renting
Typical bills when renting may include electricity, oil, internet, TV License and waste. Make sure you know what bills, if any, are included in your rent. Most rented houses and apartments in Ireland are fully furnished. 

The following documentation may be neccessary before you are handed over any keys to your new rental:

  • Employer reference, including address and telephone number to prove employment

  • Previous landlord reference, including address and telephone number

  • Valid photo ID to confirm your identity

  • Bank details, to show you’re financially secure enough to pay rent

  • A security deposit

For all information on Renting and Your Rights, you can check out the Residential Tenancies Board, also known as the RTB which is is a public body set up to support and develop a well-functioning rental housing sector. Its remit extends to the private rental, Approved Housing Body (AHB) and Student Specific Accommodation sectors. 

Buying a House in Kerry
If you’re thinking about making Kerry your permanent home, there are a number of ways to find houses for sale including online such as https://www.myhome.ie/,or daft.ie or through estate agents and auctioneers. There's lots of online advice and guidance on the steps needed when buying a house and we recommend Citizen's Information simple guide to keep you on track and informed during the process.

Interim Accommodation while you search
While you wait to find your next home in Kerry, there are lots of options such as our hotels, hostels, B&Bs, Airbnb and  short-term rentals which allow you to experience different towns, villages or communities before you put any roots down. Building your network through many of our business networks, chamber organisations, meet-ups and community organisations is also a great way to get local advice on making your move to Kerry.

We look forward to welcoming you! 


Online Residential Property Search Engines

Daft.ie is Ireland's No.1 Property website and app Founded in 1997 by brothers Eamonn and Brian Fallon, Daft.ie is focused on empowering users to make informed decisions through a mixture of innovative product features and in-depth quarterly market analysis by way of…

MyHome.ie is Ireland’s leading property portal, featuring thousands of houses and apartments to buy and rent all across Ireland. At MyHome.ie, you’ll find a wide selection of new homes, rentals, shared accommodation, holiday homes and overseas properties, so whatever…